‘His Soul Is Just So Damaged’: Broadway Legend Betty Buckley Reacts to News That Trump Aide Would Play ‘Memory’ From Cats to Calm Him Down
Betty Buckley on CNN

One of the weirdest — and flat-out funniest — revelations from Stephanie Grisham’s tell-all book about her time working in the White House was about an unnamed aide, dubbed the “Music Man,” who would play the song “Memory” from the musical Cats in order to soothe former President Donald Trump’s infamous temper.

Actress Betty Buckley won a Tony in 1983 for her portrayal of Grizabella, the character who memorably (pun totally intended) croons the aforementioned tune, in the original Broadway production of Cats, and she spoke with CNN’s Jim Acosta on Saturday about this latest news about her beloved song.

Acosta thanked Buckley for joining the show, calling it “an honor” and “so wonderful” to speak with her. “I have to ask you, Betty, what was your reaction when you heard this bonkers story that they played your music to calm [Trump] down?”

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